Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on Distracted Driving!
First and foremost……DON’T read this while you are driving!!!!
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that puts everyone on the road in danger. There are different kinds of driver distractions; Visual - Taking your eyes off the road, Manual - Taking your hands off the wheel, and Cognitive - Thinking about anything other than driving.
Please help prevent tragedies due to distracted driving. How you can help:
Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.
Be good role models for young drivers and set a good example. Talk with your teens about responsible driving.
Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving. Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention stays on the driving task.
Try not to eat while driving, especially something that is messy or going to take both hands.
Reading a magazine or a book while driving is NOT acceptable; yes, we have seen this done.
If you need to read or answer a text / email, pull into a business or parking area to respond.
Don’t put on make-up while driving.
Report a dangerous distracted driver.
Always wear your seat belt.
We will also be starting a weekly announcement, as part of Traffic Tuesday, on the number of traffic crashes that occur within the City of Cape Coral during the previous week.
Traffic Crash weekly summary:
Monday April 15 through Sunday April 21, 2019, there were 88 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.
REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341